EL GRECO. Commemorative 2 euro coin issued to commemorate the 400 years since the death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos.

El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. “El Greco” (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his national Greek origin.

El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before traveling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. In 1577, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best-known paintings.

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Greece – 100 Euro mini gold, ZEUS, 2014

Mini Gold Plus Collector Coin with face value of 100 euro, dedicated to the “Hellenic Mythology – 12 OLYMPIAN GODS – ZEUS” with maximum mintage of 1.000 pieces.
Purity 916,666‰ Au, 53‰ Ag, 30‰ Cu. Weight: 3,89g, Diametre 17mm.
Expected soon!

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Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, EU Presidency, 2014

A 10 Euro silver coin to commemorate Greece’s EU Presidency in 2014, featuring the Greek Presidency logo.

Each country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union selects its own presidency logo, which serves as an integral visual symbol for the Presidency. The 2014 Greek Presidency logo depicts a sailboat in full sail, formed by the initials of the European Union. It aspires to unite common European values and Greece’s unique identity. The symbolic background of the logo is the sea: a fundamental element of Greek identity, but also a pivotal component of Europe’s past and future.

Quality proof, available with box and certificate. Available to pre-order: Expected 31.03.2014!

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